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Posted on 2009-07-08
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I have some php code (see attached)

If the user entered the DATE as 07/12/2009
how do I automatically update
Month  to July
Day to 12
Year to 2009
day of week to Sunday
// Add record
	function AddRow() {
		global $conn, $Security, $ride_calendar;
		$rsnew = array();
 
		// Field date
		$ride_calendar->date->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->date->CurrentValue, ew_CurrentDate());
		$rsnew['date'] =& $ride_calendar->date->DbValue;
 
		// Field Month
		$ride_calendar->Month->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->Month->CurrentValue, "");
	    $rsnew['Month'] =& $ride_calendar->Month->DbValue;
 
		// Field day
		$ride_calendar->day->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->day->CurrentValue, "");
		$rsnew['day'] =& $ride_calendar->day->DbValue;
 
		// Field year
		$ride_calendar->year->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->year->CurrentValue, "");
		$rsnew['year'] =& $ride_calendar->year->DbValue;
 
		// Field day_of_week
		$ride_calendar->day_of_week->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->day_of_week->CurrentValue, "");
		$rsnew['day_of_week'] =& $ride_calendar->day_of_week->DbValue;

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Question by:glenn_1984
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 24805640
USE PHP functions strtotime() and date() to perform date conversions and arithmetic.
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by:Ray Paseur
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You can test these on my web site here:
http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_strtotime.php

Just type in the date you want to test
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 24805724
Hope this helps you format the values correctly.  Best regards, ~Ray
<?php // RAY_temp_date.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
 
// TEST DATA FROM THE OP
$dt = '07/12/2009';
 
// CONVERT TO TIMESTAMP
if (!$ts = strtotime($dt)) die("$dt IS NOT A VALID DATE STRING");
 
// SHOW THE DATE FORMAT INFORMATION
echo date("F", $ts);
echo date("j", $ts);
echo date("Y", $ts);
echo date("l", $ts);

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by:cmorbach
ID: 24805736
Here an example
<?php
$mdate = "04/05/06";
 
echo date("F, j, Y", strtotime ($mdate));
?>

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by:glenn_1984
ID: 24808142
Thanks for the help...however, I am not really a php programmer and working with existing code.
In my sample above, I need to convert the data for date_text to the strtotime().

I removed the Month, Day, etc field and created a date_text field.

I have been playing with syntax for an hour or so, with no luck.

Here is my current code snippet:

// Add record
      function AddRow() {
            global $conn, $Security, $ride_calendar;
            $rsnew = array();

            // Field date
            $ride_calendar->date->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->date->CurrentValue,  ew_CurrentDate());
            $rsnew['date'] =& $ride_calendar->date->DbValue;

            // Field date_text
            $ride_calendar->date_text->SetDbValueDef($ride_calendar->date_text->CurrentValue, "");
            $rsnew['date_text'] =& $ride_calendar->date_text->DbValue;

How do I get the date_text field to automatically fill as the strtotime() ?

Can you help?
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cmorbach earned 500 total points
ID: 24808210
Maybe like this...

I'm not sure what values your variables contain.
$rsnew['date_text'] =& date("F, j, Y", strtotime ($ride_calendar->date_text->DbValue));

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by:glenn_1984
ID: 24808359
Thanks, that is the correct track.
Syntax works.
However July 12 came out as July 8 (today).
I need to play with it to grab the data from the field date.

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by:glenn_1984
ID: 24808364
I will post back when done.
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by:glenn_1984
ID: 24808385
Got it. Just had to change date_text to date at the end fo the line.
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